Griffen reece 7 vs Thunder Beast Ultra 9CB

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Griffen reece 7 vs Thunder Beast Ultra 9CB

Post by JetNoise » Thu May 21, 2015 6:07 pm

Any feedback on the Thunder Beast Ultra 9CB. Wondering if its worth the extra $$ over the Reece 7>

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Re: Griffen reece 7 vs Thunder Beast Ultra 9CB

Post by Conqueror » Sun May 24, 2015 2:50 pm

I'm not sure if there are any Ultra 7/9s in the wild yet.
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Re: Griffen reece 7 vs Thunder Beast Ultra 9CB

Post by HansohnBrothers » Thu May 28, 2015 8:14 pm

I've had an Ultra 7 for about a month but haven't really done any comparison testing. My Ultra 9 is in with regular production and should be heading my way by the end of June. By then I should have some time to get to the range.
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Re: Griffen reece 7 vs Thunder Beast Ultra 9CB

Post by [email protected]lArmory » Fri May 29, 2015 9:32 am

We've got an Ultra 7... but no 9 just yet. There's some dealers with demo cans... but that's about it right now. They're few and far between.
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Re: Griffen reece 7 vs Thunder Beast Ultra 9CB

Post by savagetactical » Fri May 29, 2015 3:27 pm

Generally speaking, both cans are designed for different applications. The Thunderbeast is a titanium can design for light weight and precision. It's best used on a bolt action rifle or for SLOW firing from a semi-auto. heating it up really fast will destroy the can quickly. From what I read, the Recce 7 is Griffin's version of the SDN-6 or Saker 762. It's a medium sized 30 cal can meant for semi-auto & full-auto fire. its not as quite or as potential accurate as the Ultra 9CB, but it is much stronger and more versatile.

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Re: Griffen reece 7 vs Thunder Beast Ultra 9CB

Post by JetNoise » Sat May 30, 2015 9:17 pm

Thanks for the feedback.

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Re: Griffen reece 7 vs Thunder Beast Ultra 9CB

Post by este » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:45 pm

Am buying an Ultra7 for a bolt gun.

Would never buy a Recce7 at all for any gun. Your application and needs may very. (Reasons... Why would I buy a regular size, mid-range 30 cal can at 19oz without mount, from a very small mfg, no military contracts, likely less extensive scientific testing, no mounts I can buy at retail locations, etcetc? .... I just see value in areas beyond "dbs" because you know what... lol if anyone is buying a rifle can based on claimed sound performance)

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Re: Griffen reece 7 vs Thunder Beast Ultra 9CB

Post by sillycon » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:24 pm

I've got a recently-received 30P1, and I have to say it's downright impressive. It is QUIET, even with 175gr SMK's cooking along at ~2750fps in a .308. Recoil drops to barely notable levels -- it rather reminded me of a .22lr bolt gun. 168gr FGMM ammo went from 1.8" groups to .4" groups at 100yd. POI shift (center to center) between can/no-can with the 168gr FGMM is ~2" up and ~.5" right @ 100yd with the can on. Repeatability is also good - the point of impact (center to center) moves ~.25" at 100yd when removing and reinstalling the can (with shots fired between removal and reinstallation).

I'll be shooting it out to 1000yd later this month once I finalize my 175gr load (I still need to test seating depth adjustments to fine tune group size), but based on my present experience with TBAC, I'd be hard-pressed to look elsewhere for a precision bolt-gun can.

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Re: Griffen reece 7 vs Thunder Beast Ultra 9CB

Post by morris » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:22 pm

I have a 30P1 also and really love shooting it I dont think it could get much better. But before I had 100 rounds through it (winter time) the ultra 9 came out and it is about 4 or 5 db quieter, that thing has to be amazing.

What length barrel are you getting those velocities out of they seem a little
fast?

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Re: Griffen reece 7 vs Thunder Beast Ultra 9CB

Post by sillycon » Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:10 pm

24" Lothar Walther barrel.

Load:
Lapua brass
Winchester LRP
44.2gr Varget
175smk
2.800" OAL (total length)

Velocity measurements are from a Shooting Chrony Gamma Master. Average is 2740fps. Chrono placed ~15 feet in front of muzzle. I do not have pressure signs (heavy bolt lift, flat primers, ejector marks, etc.) and QL calculates the pressure to be < 60kpsi.

Even still, I consider it a "hot" load.

What boggles my mind is that some folks claim > 2850fps with Varget in a 24" .308 barrel!! :shock:

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